There are no changes at the very top of the this week, but excellent performances from Olly Swann and Dominic Sibley see them make their maiden appearances inside the top ten of the batting ratings.
Batting Ratings: Club Performer of the Month Paul Borrington continues to lead the way, however, in spite of making only 15 at the weekend for Ticknall. Glen Addicott (Vauxhall Mallards) remains in second position despite not featuring for his team on Saturday. Glen Batticciotto (Nantwich), Sam Billings (Hartley Country Club), Robert Taylor (Market Harborough) and Imran Qadir (Hainault and Clayhall) all drop down a place because of the excellence of Sibley and Swann. Ashtead’s Sibley made this week’s only double-hundred in his teams high-scoring draw against Weybridge in the Surrey Premier League and moves up to fourth, while Swann (Nottinghamshire Cricket Board Academy) has 293 runs from his last four innings and makes his debut in sixth. Will Adkin creeps into the tenth following his 88 for East Grinstead.
Bowling Ratings: Dinuka Hettiarachchi (St Annes) and Simon Kerrigan (Ormskirk) are making it a two-man race at the top of the bowling ratings with combined figures from last weekend of 19 for 100 from three matches. Second-placed Kerrigan has a full 11 point lead over third-placed Asad Ali who sees his rating fall sharply after a wicketless showing for Wood Lane. Nayyer Abbas gains a place to fifth following another impressive showing for Knypersley, while Ben Laughlin drops down to sixth after taking only four wickets in his last two games. David Wainwright (Castleford), Chris Peploe (Ealing), James Tomlinson (South Wiltshire) and Tom Smith (Hampstead) round out the top ten.
Overall Ratings: Neither David Wainwright nor Ashar Zaidi (Netherfield) featured for their clubs last weekend but, because of their previous good performances, remain the leading two in the overall ratings. Nayyer Abbas swaps places with Glen Addicott after hitting a half-century to go with his six wickets for Knypersley, while Tom Smith remains in fifth. Dinuka Hettiarachchi moves up to sixth after his epic weekend for St Annes, with Kerrigan jumping up to ninth also by virtue of his excellent bowling rating. Abhijit Kale (Bickley Park), Luke Ryan (Banbury) and Keith Dutch (Tring Park) are seventh, eighth and tenth respectively.
You might have heard of: Well-known players to impress this week include Oliver Wilkin who represented Loughborough University earlier this year and made 122 for Ealing against Richmond; former Derbyshire batsman Steve Stubbings who struck an unbeaten 135 for Alvaston and Boulton; and Somerset batsman Alex Barrow courtesy of his 127 for Bath against Thornbury.
Of the bowlers, former Zimbabwe international Pete Rinke took seven for 35 for Scarborough against Sheffield United; young Titans batsman Pieter Malan showcased his all-round credentials with six wickets for Barrow; and Northamptonshire slow left-armer Tom Brett took five for 28 for Finedon Dolben against Rushden Town.
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